Updated: 01/21/2018 12:52 PM | First Published: 01/16/2018 04:12 PM

Remembering the mastermind of AC/DC, Malcolm Young



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Scottish-Australian musician and songwriter Malcolm Young died at the age of 64 on November 18, 2017.

The AC/DC guitarist was battling dementia for several years before he died.

He was born on January 6, 1953, in Glasgow, Scotland, UK and died in Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, Australia.

Malcolm as the rhythm guitarist and his younger brother Angus as the lead guitarist, started AC/DC in 1973. 

They released their first album, High Voltage in 1975 and the rest is history. 

AC/DC has released 16 albums till date, Back in Black being their best-selling album of all time. 

One of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time, AC/DC has sold over 200m copies worldwide. 

The band has went through several lineup changes, but their high spirit as the rock band has remained the same since the beginning. 

He was diagnosed with dementia in 2014 and Angus later stated that Malcolm had been suffering lapses in memory and concentration. 

He also struggled with various health problems including, a lung cancer and heart disease. 

AC/DC announced his death, penning a heartfelt statement on the band’s Facebook page.

Malcolm is survived by his wife Linda, children Cara and Ross, three grandchildren and his siblings.

The band has planned to create a memorial website at which fans can send prayers to the Young family.

Even though Malcolm is no more, his legacy lives on and his songs continue to inspire generations to come. 

Rest in peace Malcolm!